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Thursday, on the 8th of June 2017, the British citizens elected their new MPs. Although she was holding an absolute majority, Theresa May moved forward in time this legislative election, in the hope of strengthening her position both in the United Kingdom and in front of Brussels. The outcome of this vote is everything Theresa… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Today the formal procedure for withdrawing starts, putting the UK on course to leave the EU by 31 March 2019 at the latest. In October 2016 the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that the government would trigger Article 50 by « the first quarter of 2017 ». She signed the letter invoking Article 50 on 28… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Guest blog post by Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary. I am not looking forward to next Wednesday, when the British Prime Minister will send her Article 50 letter announcing the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. I respect the decision taken by a majority of British voters last June, but it is still going… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The UK might be in a weak position to get itself a favorable deal out of the Brexit negotiations. From the European side things won’t likely become easier with the duration of the negotiations. Inter-institutional relations might come under increased pressure and intra-institutional coordination could come under increased demand for democratic intervention. One of the… » read more

  Posted by Antonius Voluptarius

After Tony Blair’s Brexit speech last week, former Deputy Director of Britain Stronger in Europe (and now Edelman exec) Lucy Thomas tweeted this: Not all former Remain campaigners agree with this. #Brexit was democratic vote & need to work for best possible version not fight it. — Lucy Thomas (@lucycthomas) February 17, 2017 Shortly… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Sod all this cheery coming together lark. I admire Ian Dunt for trying it, but ultimately I do not think it is going to work, not least – as Richard Elwes elegantly points out – so many Remain people rightly feel what happened prior to the referendum was a swindle. Brexit is ultimately taking your… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

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